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[9 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,447 views]
Week in review (1/3-1/8)

Hopefully the new year has been good to everyone so far.
Here at First Arkansas News we had some big stories last week. If you’ve missed some of it here’s your chance to catch up on the news and features we reported this week.
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[4 Jan 2011 | 19 Comments | 3,630 views]
Sugar Bowl another disappointment for Razorbacks fans

The Sugar Bowl is in the books and it didn’t end well for the Arkansas Razorbacks as the sixth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes won 31-26.
Arkansas had a terrible first half but almost came back in the second. Yes, the Razorbacks got close, but an interception thrown by Ryan Mallett deep in Ohio State’s territory after the Hogs benefited from a fortuitous blocked punt just put the game out of reach for the Razorbacks. That second half comeback simply couldn’t undo the poor defensive play, dropped passes and general confusion that struck …

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[12 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 3,898 views]
Big weekend in the SEC

Although there was no football to follow this weekend, there was still plenty going on around the Southeastern Conference (SEC).
First and foremost, Arkansas Razorbacks Head Coach Bobby Petrino agreed to a new contract. The seven-year agreement raises his salary from $2.7 million per year to $3.56 million and includes an $18 million buyout clause that comes into play should Petrino get fired or leave the University of Arkansas. The amount of the buyout clause shrinks throughout the contract until the amount is $3.9 million in 2017.
Additionally, the non-compete clause is …

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[10 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 2,226 views]
Sugar Bowl tickets?

What Arkansas Razorbacks fans worth his salt wouldn’t want to see the Hogs take on Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 4?
Indeed, that trip to the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans is easy for most Arkansans, so it’s mighty tempting to go see Arkansas in its first Bowl Championship Series (BCS).
Of course, finding tickets is another matter entirely. Kevin Trainor, associated athletic director of public relations at the University of Arkansas, said fans hoping to get some tickets through the college are out of luck. He said the …

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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 5,953 views]
It’s official — Arkansas heading to the Sugar Bowl

People have speculated about it for over a week, but now it’s official — the Arkansas Razorbacks will face the Ohio Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 4.
That’s a great thing for the Razorbacks. The program was a complete mess when Houston Nutt fled town and wound up in Ole Miss back in 2007. The Hogs found an upgrade in Head Coach Bobby Petrino, who has the team in its first bowl championship series bowl since the BCS was formed in 1998.
Yes, Petrino took a team …

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[27 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 4,296 views]
Arkansas to the Sugar Bowl?

If there’s an Arkansas fan anywhere who hasn’t heard that the #12 Razorbacks just knocked off the #5 LSU Tigers 31-23, I’d be shocked.
At the risk of sounding redundant, we at First Arkansas News want to repeat it again. Some polls have LSU ranked #6 while some put the Tigers at #5. Regardless, Arkansas pulled off a very solid win tonight, finished out the regular season at 10-2 (6-2 in the SEC) and may be ranked in the top 10 (we’ll have to wait and see on that).
We’ll also have …